"Okay, close your eyes," Harry said with a huge smile.
"What?" I asked laughing.
"Oh and cover your ears....well I mean. I will cover your eyes and lead you ...some how and you cover your ears," he explained, sounding determined. It was cute.
"Wait, wait, I will open the door. Stay right there okay. Stay right there babe, I'm coming," he said opening the door with a huge grin.
As he was walking over to my side, I tried looking around to find out where I was. We were in a gigantic parking lot with trees everywhere, except where a path was on the far side. Was that where we were going? It was hard to spot anything else because of the darkness. All the sky gave for light was an orange and slightly red sky. Harry opened the door and gave a little bow which made me laugh.
"My lady" he said making his accent stronger holding out his hand for me to grab.
"Why thank you," I said with a smile.
he turned around shutting the door then went to cover my eyes. we tried to get in a comfortable position with me holding my ears while he covered my eyes, but it was not working.
"uhh...okay you can cover your ears when we get farther down okay." he said a little frustrated but I couldn't help but laugh.
"what's so funny ey?" he asked in a funny tone.
"you," I replied laughing and he did the same.
"So where are we going?" I asked almost tripping on Harry's feet.
"You'll see soon, don't worry babe." He said and it made me blush. I know that he could feel the heat on my cheeks but I'm glad he didn't say so.
Walking forward with my eyes covered by his warm hands, I could feel the ground change beneath my feet from hard cement to gravel. Walking a bit slower, we approached a steep hill and I almost slipped.
"Ah!" I screamed but Harry caught me before I could fall completely down. With his free hand he held me until I could get my balance. It surprised me that he only needed to use one hand to cover both of my eyes.
"I got you, don't worry," he said calmly which gave me butterflies, and I couldn't help but smile. With my back against his chest I felt so comfortable and safe. I felt like I could trust him.
"Okay we're almost down the hill," he said. "I want you to cover your ears now and not say another word. Can you do that for me?" He demanded, putting both his hands back over my eyes.
I laughed. "Okay, okay," I said sliding my hands under his covering my ears. Walking down the hill I could hear noises but couldn't figure out what it could be. Trying not to ruin the surprise i focused on slowing down just enough to feel his body against mine. I felt so safe with him so close.
We turned a corner and the temperature dropped and the wind blew harder than before. I could feel my arm hairs start to rise and I wish I brought a jacket. The ground got softer making it a little harder for me to walk. It felt similar to sand but I could feel rocks so I was confused. We couldn't be at the beach because they never have rocks. But it's been years since I've gone to one so I couldn't say I remember.
Harry slowed to a stop. He started shifting his hands so they could stay covered when he moved to stand in front of me. Standing close the wind blowed perfectly so it wouldn't blow as much on me. I could smell his cologne. It was smooth, kind of natural. It reminded me of my dad, how protective he was, how loving. Flashbacks of my dad flooded my mind but I tried not to think of them. Not right now at least.
Covering my ears Harry hovered over me tapping the back of my hand with his nose. "Hey. You can uncover your ears now," Harry said and I could tell he was excited about something.
Moving my hands away from my ears they felt like someone threw a snowball at them. But after a couple seconds they were alright. I could hear something that sounded far away. Focusing on what it was, I realized they were waves. I started to smile big because it's been so long since I've gone to the beach. But then I realized Harry probably thinks I still don't know because he still has his hands over my eyes. Should I tell him? No. I think I will just pretend I still don't know so I don't hurt his feelings. Pulling his hands away from my face I couldn't see anything else but him. He took a deep breath, he looked a little nervous about something and it made my ears heat up.
"Okay so I know we just met like three weeks ago," he laughed but quickly paused looking down at his tangled fingers. His face got hard and all of a sudden he became serious, looking back up into my eyes. "But I really like you. And I wanted to take you somewhere special so I could tell you that. And I really hope you feel the same way because you just mean so much me." He stopped, keeping his eyes on me, then continued, "For the last week I was looking up places that we have never been before. Places we don't have any memories made at, so we could make them together. I wanted to take you somewhere that would mean something more than just a visit. But something we would talk about when we get older. Now I wasn't planning to do all this so recent but I just felt like the time was right." He said so honest and sincere, I was speechless.
No one has ever done anything so sweet. I could feel my eyes water, I don't even know why I was starting to cry but I was. Looking away I went to wipe the tear from my face and be lightly touched my arm.
"Oh Emma, I'm didn-," he began but I interrupted, "no, Harry. This is...This is perfect. I don't even know what to say." My voice started to crack, I tried to collect myself so I could speak properly, but I couldn't say a word. I started to say Thank You but no sound would come out. Looking up to him he held up my chin looking into my eyes. He had this thing about the way he looked at me that made me feel so protected.
I squeezed my eyes shut trying to make the tears stop. Why do I always have to get so emotional?
Taking a deep breath my mouth was blocked by something soft making me unable to breath. My eyes shot open and my heart started racing in shock of his lips on mine. His lips were on mine.
Automatically shutting my eyes I raised my arms wrapping them around his neck. Pulling away I looked deep into his green eyes forgetting where I was in this world.
"Okay before we get ahead of ourselves I'm going to run to the car and grab some blankets, you find a spot." He said with a cheeky smile walking towards the path we must of followed down here.
Standing alone I was finally able to take in all the beauty of the beach. It was huge and we were the only ones here. The sunset was breath taking. It's been so long since I've been able to actually stop and stare. The mixture of red and purple in the sky was like having my own art show. The sun was setting behind the clouds making the colors more deep and vivid and not eye blinding. I went to sit down on a dried up log enjoying the view, waiting for Harry.
I remember always being in the water when I was a little girl. Just me and my dad together. He had a boat he would take me on when he was fishing. He really loved to fish. I remember him always telling me, "Even the best lines get weak after they have been used a few times." I never understood what it meant until after he died. He was in a car accident, died instantly. I was only 11 when it happened. I miss him so much.
"Hey, is everything okay?" Harry asked worried. I hadn't realized I was still crying. Turning away I quickly dried my face. "Yeah, yeah I'm fine." I said looking away then out to the water.
"Emma, hey. Uh you wanna do something stupid?" He said with a big smile on his face. He started to lay down some blankets. Confused I saw extra cloths and some towels.
"What?" I asked a little worried of what I would be getting myself into soon.
"Well uh. I don't know how the girl sizes work and I didn't want to be rude. So uh I brought you a shirt of mine and some shorts, I made sure they had a string though. But anyway, uh... You wanna go swim in the water with me?" He asked and his eyes lit with excitement. He was too adorable to say no to.
"HARRY ARE YOU CRAZY?!" I yelled.
Walking over to me he grabbed my hands pulling me up so I could stand close to him. Looking up into his eyes he started to push his bottom lip out.
"Please Emma. It will be fun! Then I could build sand castles on you and we could watch the sunset and do all the romantic things couples do." His eyes went big and he looked away like he didn't mean to say that. But I didn't mind.
I laughed, "Alright fine. I guess I will freeze my butt off with you. But if I get sick I will hurt you." I said pointing my finger at him then gave him a small kiss.
"Okay great. Uh okay so let me give you your cloths and I will head down while you change." He said walking over sorting out the pile of extra towels and cloths.
Handing them over I realized they would be super big but I don't mind. I'm so so glad he picked a black shirt so I could take my bra off. As he walked off down to the beach I watched him for a moment he started taking his top off. He was toned and tan, it must be nice in the UK. Basically standing there watching him I realized his shorts were off and he was about to take his boxers off being completely nude. Trying to figure out why he was doing that, I fully realized what I was actually doing and turned around. I didn't want to strip down all in front of him or have anyone walk in on me so I went over to the bushes where the path ends. Looking down I didn't see anyone coming so I quickly changed into his cloths. They were comfortable and really big on me.
Turning around to put my cloths in the pile I saw Harry standing towards me with his mouth wide open. When he realized I could see him, he immediately turned around and walked towards the water. My cheeks were burning, I'm just going to say he wasn't watching the entire time I was changing because he can't see from that far.
Walking up to him he looked at me for a split second then looked away. I noticed his cheeks were all red. He started to giggle holding his hand over his crouch. Realizing what was going on I hit his arm.
"Ew you are so nasty Harry!" I yelled walking a little deeper into the ice cold water.
He started to giggle, "I don't know what your talking about I was just walking down here enjoying the view. The very gorgeous, very plump, very nice... view." He smiled with his dimples walking closer to me.
"No get away from me Harry!" I said laughing attempting to push him into the water.
"Oh it's like that now!" He said grabbing me, then twirling me in a circle. I automatically started screaming worried he might throw me in the water, but luckily he didn't. Setting me back down onto my feet, he leaned me over and my back was almost touching a wave crashing onto the shore. Holding his neck he looked at me with a smile then leaned down pressing his lips to mine. Laughing we pulled apart and he stood me back up and we both went and sat in the sand with our back against each other. Making little sand castles we got bored and migrated back to the water. We both sat just lengths from the waves, they hit our feet creeping up our legs. Soon we scooted closer and ended up getting soaked.
As the sun lowered more we moved back over to our blankets both laying down gazing at the stars and the dim sunset. He was wearing his same sandy shorts and I put on my underwear and his dry shirt. I was laying on my back, his arm around me. we laid under the blankets.
"You know we shouldn't be here right now?" I said realizing it was way after sunset.
Grabbing my hand entwining it his his, he shrugged his shoulders. "As long as I'm with you, I could care less about anyone else, babe." He said, leaning over kissing the top of my forehead, and we watched the stars in each others arms.